Become a CASA

The first step on your journey to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate is to fill out your pre-application today!

GAL Annual Compliance Statement

Make sure you have turned in your compliance statement for this year. The Annual Compliance form is made available to you on our website for your convenience. Please click on the link and start filling out the PDF to register your annual compliance Annual Compliance Form

Become a GAL

To become a Guardian ad litem for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, attorneys must attend New Guardian ad Litem Training (pre-service training), which the Guardian ad Litem Project offers. New GAL Training will be announced shortly. We hold this training cooperatively with the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court.

Once an attorney completes New Guardian ad Litem Training, the attorney must submit an
Guardian ad Litem Application to the Guardian ad Litem Project.

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Children and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that one person in a relationship uses to control the other. The behavior may be verbally, emotionally, physically, financially, or sexually abusive. You as a parent may have left an abusive relationship or you may still be in one.

The following fact sheets are to help you understand how children may react to domestic violence, and how you can best help them to feel safe and valued and develop personal strength.

How Does Domestic Violence Affect Children?
Celebrating Your Child's Strengths
Before You Talk to your Children: How Your Feelings Matter
Listening and Talking to Your Child About Domestic Violence
The Importance of Playing With Your Children
Keeping Your Children Safe and Responding to Their Fears
Managing Challenging Behavior of Children Living with Domestic Violence
Where to Turn if You Are Worried About Your Child
Helping Your Child Navigate a Relationship with the Abusive Parent
A Parent's Self-Care and Self-Reflection